Blu-ray Review: The Guardian (1990)

In a bizarre case of the hand that rocks the cradle, director William Friedkin points the lens at nature’s dark side in The Guardian, released on Blu-ray earlier this month from Cinema Cult. Originally marketed as Friedkin’s first return to horror since 1973’s The Exorcist, our story from the annals…

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Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

With small pipes for drinking straws, three soft-core Star Wars fans of sound mind hauled several liters of soft drink into a Friday night showing of Solo: A Star Wars Story with little to no expectations. Built from a casual boast of skilled flying and something about a Kessler run, this…

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Blu-ray Review: Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1972)

Not all that long ago, exploring a director’s early filmography would often be a short venture with a number of titles having not make the convenient leap to home video. In recent years the rise of many independent distributors have provided a great service to audiences by unearthing many cinematic…

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Review: Cargo (2018)

Based on the Tropfest finalist from 2013, filmmakers Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke have adapted their appropriately viral short film Cargo to the big screen, which opened in select cinemas across Australia yesterday through Umbrella Films. After a violent viral pandemic all but destroyed humanity, a desperate father journeys with his…

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Blu-ray Review: Death Wish 4 & Death Wish 5

Due to popular demand, Umbrella Entertainment have answered the call from genre fans by releasing action sequels Death Wish 4: The Crackdown and Death Wish V: The Face of Death in a second Cannon Classics Double Feature on Blu-ray, echoing the monotone warning of our white-collar protagonist, “This ain’t ovah!”.…

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Mother’s Day Review: Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

Criminal matriarch Mama Fratelli from The Goonies will forever be my favourite ‘screen mum’, due entirely to the un-apologetically abrasive performance of actress Anne Ramsey; but it’s her Oscar nominated turn as the titular character in Throw Momma from the Train that deserve more love, especially on this Mother’s Day.…

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